Leadership & Staff

We’re professionals from a range of backgrounds including education, child development, social work, and youth development.

Striving to fulfill our mission and vision every day.

Bela Mote
Bela Moté

Chief Executive Officer
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Sonja Crum Knight
Sonja Crum Knight

Chief Officer of Programs and Impact
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Terri Connor Brankin
Kelly Powers

Chief Operating Officer
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Victoria Small
Victoria Small

Vice President of Finance 
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Juleigh Ruby
Laura Hool

Strategic Priorities Manager
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Juleigh Ruby
Juleigh Ruby

Executive Assistant
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Staff Education & Background

Our staff works collaboratively through an interdisciplinary approach to relation-based practice to best meet the needs of those we serve.

The Carole Robertson Center’s programs are delivered by a workforce representative of those served. This workforce, at all levels within the organization, includes community residents, former program parents, and alumni.

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Preschool Teachers

Hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in early childhood education or child development and Illinois Professional Educator Licenses with Bilingual or English as a Second Language endorsement.

Infant & Toddler Teachers

Hold Bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education or child development and the Infant Toddler Credential.

Family Support Specialists

Hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Social Work or Human Services.

Staff Across Our Organization

Teaching, Family Support, & Direct Service Staff

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Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.